As hesitant as she was to leave the Manor unattended by herself or Lucius, Narcissa felt refreshed being in different surroundings. She knew a majority of that had to do with being able to see her son. It always made her feel better to see him face to face. She could put her arms around him and embrace him (though she had trouble letting go), hear his voice, and those were both comforts unlike anything else.
She smiled with pride as Lucius spoke of the Quidditch match they'd just attended. "I'm so proud of you," she said. It felt so nice to be able to speak of things that didn't have to do with the darkness that had been surrounding their lives lately.